//build/ today with open source frameworks on Windows Phone 8

Added support for Windows Phone 8 in Apache Cordova, Sencha Touch, Cocos2D, Ogre3D and other open source frameworks. The cool news for developers keeps on rolling at //build/ 2012. We’re thrilled to relay the announcements from a broad range of open source communities that their support for Windows Phone 8 goes live on “Day 1”…

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Simplifying Big Data Interop – Apache Hadoop on Windows Server & Windows Azure

As a proud member of the Apache Software Foundation, it’s always great to see the growth and adoption of Apache community projects. The Apache Hadoop project is a prime example. Last year I blogged about how Microsoft was engaging with this vibrant community, Microsoft, Hadoop and Big Data. Today, I’m pleased to relay the news…


Interoperability Elements of a Cloud Platform: Technical Examples

Two years ago we shared our view on Interoperability Elements of a Cloud Platform. Back then we talked to customers and developers and came out with an overview of an open and interoperable cloud, based on four distinct elements: Data Portability, Standards, Ease of Migration and Deployment, and Developer Choice. Since then, we have been…


W3C’s Web Platform Docs – Your “Go To” for All Things Web Development

From: Jean Paoli, President, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Michael Champion, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.   We are thrilled to share the news that the W3C announced the alpha release of Web Platform Docs. Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera are among the stewards of the project. Together, we worked…

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New open source options for Windows Azure web sites: MediaWiki and phpBB

 Need to set up a powerful wiki quickly? Looking for an open source bulletin board solution for your Windows Azure Web Site? Today, we are announcing the availability of MediaWiki and phpBB in the Windows Azure Web Applications gallery. MediaWiki is the open source software that powers WikiPedia and other large-scale wiki projects, and phpBB…

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Sublime Text, Vi, Emacs: TypeScript enabled!

TypeScript is a new open and interoperable language for application scale JavaScript development created by Microsoft and released as open source on CodePlex. You can learn about this typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript reading Soma’s blog. At Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. we are thrilled that the discussion is now open with…

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